Monday, January 14, 2008

Active Healing for ADHD and other brain developmental disorders
Magnolia's Active Healing Center

Active Healing is near my studio. Everyday that I have worked in my Lexington Avenue studio during the past 10 years I have seen the results of this work. They are patient, gentle, firm. The children, teens and the adults that work with them are mighty forces of joy. I have seen the autistic children learn to walk down the street and respond to external stimula, enabling children to overcome fears of intersections and cracks in the sidewalk, they learn to cross streets, look people in the eye, improve coordination, manage outbursts, become coordinated and so many other tactile, social issues.

One gentle child that placed her hand to my window was named Patience. She was radiant in her quietude.

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